RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to fight for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. Since it borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” declared by Turkey and the US last month, will the NATO allies have a problem with this? And how will the Islamic State respond?
PRESIDENT OBAMA has appointed an “Ebola Czar”, but rather than a medical professional the president selected Ron Klain, an attorney and career Democratic Party operative. Will Ebola respect an injunction?
HISTORY seems to be the theme of today’s show, although that wasn’t our intent when we hit “record”. We talked about a couple of movies we watched over the weekend, which both featured missions to destroy an ancient buried evil that wants to emerge into the light of day to destroy mankind (and both of which starred Ron Perlman of the Hell Boy movies, oddly enough).
We agree–Mutant Chronicles was better than The Devil’s Tomb, which failed to deliver on the intriguing premise of a team of scientists stumbling onto the Abyss in the Iraqi desert. Even the frozen nephilim that was a dead ringer for an alien gray didn’t help.
Elsewhere in the Middle East: Iranian intelligence was intercepting, analyzing, and spoofing messages on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook during the election protests, thanks to technology from Siemens and Nokia.